Travel Interests

There is a lot to experience in this world from the viewpoint of a wheelchair. We all have different needs, desires, things we are or not willing to put up with. But perhaps reading about what other wheelchair travelers have done, discovering what is possible, will drive you to stretch your wings and experience more. Take that cross-country trip, cruise or exotic excursion you have been dreaming about. Go hiking. Go skydiving. Go scuba diving. Get out there! If there is a will there is a way. 

Overview: San Francisco, CA Access Travel Guide

San Francisco may be one of the hilliest cities in the USA, but this doesn't mean that it is not accessible for wheelchair travel. Power wheelchairs will have more freedom to explore the inner neighborhoods of San Francisco, but those using manual chairs may need to...

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Taking a Cruise: 6 Myths on Travel & Access

For some people, a cruise is the trip of lifetime, a celebration, a repeat occurrence, or perhaps the best and only way to travel, but not a utopia of wheelchair accessible travel. Cruise travel representatives will always say that cruising is wheelchair accessible,...

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Wisconsin Camping: Wheelchair Access Overview

Wisconsin is a great place to live and an even better place to camp. There are numerous private campgrounds around the state along with nearly 50 state-run campgrounds affiliated with State Parks and natural areas. WI State Park Camping Website. The majority of those...

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Southern Mexico Accessible Tours and Tips

People come from all over the world to soak up the sun in Mexico year-round. Besides the turquoise waters, warm inviting climate and Mexican food, what drew me and boyfriend to this country was the history of one of the world’s oldest known civilizations, the Mayans....

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Florida Everglades National Park Wheelchair Access Guide

Everglades National Park in Florida is the third largest national park in the U.S., protecting 1.5 million acres of unique terrain on the southern tip of the state of Florida. Diverse ecosystems lie within its borders, such as barely-flowing freshwater sloughs lush...

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12-Day Royal Caribbean Island Cruise

Cruising is the most accessible vacation for anyone in a wheelchair. The newest ships are bigger and better offering many opportunities for the wheelchair traveler. I was thrilled to experience the 2015 Anthem of the Seas cruise ship by Royal Caribbean on a 12-day...

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Utah Snow Canyon State Park Wheelchair Travel Guide

Nestled inside the 62,000 acre Red Cliffs Desert Reserve of Utah, Snow Canyon State Park is a 7400 acre scenic park featuring colorful sandstone cliffs, petrified sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones and rugged lava flows. This unique environment at the junction of the...

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Nashville, Tennessee Wheelchair Travel Attractions

Nashville, Tennessee, known as “Music City” consists of many different neighborhoods with lots to see, do and eat, especially if you want to see live music. Music is a central theme of the city no doubt, “everyone is in a band here,” jokes a waiter who is in a band...

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park Wheelchair Access

When driving through the Guadalupe Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert of southeastern New Mexico, one would never imagine that there are well over a hundred ornate limestone caverns hidden below the desolate landscape. The Carlsbad Caverns National Park protects these...

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Virginia Beach Access near Chesapeake Bay

Virginia Beach is on the Mid-Atlantic coast, part of the southeastern shoreline of Virginia below the Chesapeake Bay. This popular resort area features a wide public beach with moderate surf that is easy to access via a 3-mile-long level concrete promenade along the...

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How to Rate Trails for Wheelchair Accessibility

Taking on any trail with a 5% slope and higher depends a lot on how well your wheelchair is built, how experience you are on hills, and what makeup of the trail surface is.  I also recommend that you wear a seat belt when taking on any dirt trail. Several times my...

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia is an 80-acre attraction containing an impressive variety of gardens and water features connected by a network of trails. Lewis...

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio Access Guide

Cuyahoga Valley was officially made a National Park in 1974 when local citizens and their representatives sought to preserve this scenic greenspace nestled between the industrial cities of Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. View park map. The 33,000-acre park sits within the...

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Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs

The Garden of the Gods is a 1300-acre city park in Colorado Springs, Colorado that features colorful, towering rock formations amid stunning views of Pikes Peak in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. In the late 1800's the property was owned by Charles Elliott...

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Colorado Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

The Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in central Colorado protects one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world where a prehistoric redwood forest and lake were buried and preserved by ancient volcanic eruptions. Petrified stumps of massive...

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10 Travel Tips about Access in Paris, France

Our family traveled to Paris, France for the first time. We were there for only a couple of days but managed to see and experience a lot with the time we had. Getting around wasn't much trouble because Tyler's wheelchair is light-weight and can be easily stored in...

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Shenandoah National Park Access Guide in Virginia

Shenandoah National Park is located in the Great Appalachian Valley on the East Coast of the United States in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north-central Virginia about 1.5 hours from Washington D.C.. It is a narrow and elongated park stretching over 100 miles. Having...

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Maui, Hawaii: Wheelchair Accessible Guide to Paradise!

Maui is THE place where it is 100% acceptable to wear those loud Hawaiian-printed shirts, flip-flops, gulp down Lava Flows, and live in your swimming trunks 24/7. It also boasts some of the best seafood, snorkeling, and weather in the world. It's super laid-back, yet...

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Access in Vietnam: What to Expect & Travel Tips

I choose to travel to Vietnam on a whim. I wanted to go to Southeast Asia and I had heard Vietnam was cheap. I also have a bad habit of impulse buying plane tickets. I took my mom knowing she was adventurous as well. We traveled for 10 days, mainly staying in the...

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RV Traveling in a Wheelchair

An accessible RV can open a whole new world of travel and adventure for people with mobility problems. RV traveling has many advantages including an always available, clean, accessible bathroom; a comfortable bed for middle of the day breaks; the opportunity to...

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